New 150 gallon set up

Discussion in 'Members Fish Tanks' started by superbutterfly12, Jul 1, 2016.

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    superbutterfly12 Well Known Member Member

    Conveniently, one of my local LFS has decided to have roseline sharks on sale this weekend just as my current quarantine tank batch is finishing up! Whoop! Should save me about 25 bucks on the 8 fish I want to start this 150 gallon tank. May actually go pick up fish this afternoon depending on how cooperative my son and the freaking hot weather is.

    The tank is currently in position empty, I've ordered a custom sized background for it, that will need to be the first step due to the weight of the tank. I have a mix of sand and decor ordered and 2 Aquaclear 110 filters coming.

    Planning to use this thread to document it coming together!
     
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    Just got finished setting up new quarantine batch. The last six roselines the shop had in stock and 4 bamboo shrimp. May try to get another two roselines from a farther away lfs to increase the school size.
     
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    So far I've lost two of my six roselines :( thinking about trying to get another two to add to this quarantine batch since I've just started on the first. Anyone have input on quarantining schooling fish? It's only a ten gallon quarantine but it doesn't look crowded at all. It looks pretty empty most of the time. The roselines don't seem very interested in food either it eventually disappears but they don't seem to notice floating flakes
     




  4. slayer5590

    slayer5590 Well Known Member Member

    Roselines are very hit or miss when it comes to hardiness. My first batch all reached 5" before my Oscar decided to try and eat them. My 2nd batch never made it out of qt.
     
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    That's a bummer I may try getting replacement fish from a different lfs in hopes they have different hardier stock planning on these being the biggest fish in the tank so they shouldn't have to worry about being eaten at least!
     
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    Oh my Oscar wasn't big enough to eat them but he tried anyway. If roselines are what you want just keep trying until you get the number of healthy ones you want.
     
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    Just picked up five more from a different store. These ones are a little bigger and the smaller ones i started with are schooling with them and coming up off the bottom of the tank so i think its a good sign!
     
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    So far going better than the last batch! 3 days and nomore dead fish. Trying to really stay on top of the water quality this 10 gallon qt tank is pretty badly overstocked since i was kind of expecting more losses but the roselines are super peaceful so far and eating really well. Kind of shocked bit they are totally not bothering their roommates: 4 bamboo shrimp, 2 female bettas and 6 pygmy cories everyone looks happy and healthy so far!
     
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    My background came in today! :;banaman

    I'll start posting pics as i hopefully make some progress on set up this week
     
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    Kiddo fell asleep early tonight! Took the opportunity to get started. Background is on and 80 pounds of black sand is in!
     
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    Restocked my qt tank for the second time in two weeks due to fragile stock. Back up to 8 roselines and 7 pygmy cories, getting a kick out these cories! Two of them keep schooling with the roselines. Who are 2 to 3 inches. Compared to these tiny fish the size of my pinky fingernail! Removed some fake plants so there's more room to swim since there isn't much hiding in them going on.
     
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    It's day 4 of the third restock attempt and no deaths so far now a random hodgepoge of what was available at petco. 6 pygmy cories left, 1 roseline, 1 bamboo shrimp, 4 female bettas, 2 diamond tetras , 3 amano shrimp and 3 bosemani rainbows
     
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    Today was set up day! Nothing like watching seven fish who've been somewhat crowded in a 10 gallon for weeks explore their new 150 gallon tank!
     
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    Restocked my qt tank today. Not too many of the schooling species i want were in stock but picked up a gorgeous german ram and a royal farlowella catfish!
     
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    About ten more days until I graduate my quarantine fish to their final destination! Looking forward to it. 4 bettas and 2 diamond tetras is only 13% stocked per aqadvisor...about to double it with a few juvenile guppies, 1 german ram and a catfish! Considering ordering fish from aquatic arts for the next quarantine stock.
     
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    Batch number two in today!

    1 GBR
    1 royal farlowella catfish
    9 endler guppy hybrids, 3 pretty males, 6 less flashy too small to tell yet hoping they will color up though.

    Bett girls are curious about new roommates and posturing and my diamond tetras are chasing and nipping to enforce that they are in charge. Mostly hassling each other. Hoping to find some at the lfs this round. If not I'll be ordering more from liveaquaria in December i guess since i haven't found them online anywhere else.
     
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    I am so crushed. Monday afternoon my tank sprung a leak. Fish got rescued other than one who swam into the pump. My husband is furious.

    We caught it within about 5 minutes but as the crack was on the bottom of the tank it took forever to empty it out and got water all over the laminate and we ended up using almost every towel in the house to clean up the mess.

    Ugh.
     
  19. esdwa

    esdwa Well Known Member Member

    Out of curiosity, what's the tank bottom dimensions?
     
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    2 ft by 4 ft by 1/2 inch glasss approximately.
     




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